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what you usually see, rob, you see remorse. you see people accept responsibility for their crimes. they don't quibble or quarrel with the verdict. then the courts some times show mercy. here you saw defiance, no acceptance of responsibility. that's why i am shocked he only got 30 years. if he is in front of judge sunny, he is getting 450 years. >> judge sunny is tough. >> getting the maximum. the message need to be sent to jerry sandusky and pedestrian files and to the victims that their stories count, that it matters that they have the courage and bravery to come forward. >> the does suggest he livesen his own world. >> he is a sick man, a sociopath. in los angeles, the professional tennis umpire charged with killing her husband with a coffee mug has passed a lie detector test. lois goodman denied any rolen her husband's death on a privately administered polygraph. goodman insisted all along her ailing 80-year-old husband died
in a freak fall. so her attorneys are trying to get prosecutors to drop the charges. >> mrs. goodman couldn't wait to take this test. she couldn't wait to -- to tell the truth. she told the truth. he certified it as the truth. >> prosecutors say, that goodman bludgeoned and stabbed her husband went to a tennis match and had a manicure as he bled to death. police say she is uncooperative when asked to take their polygraph. a boston man in federal custody after he tried boarding a plane at lax wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an arsenal of weapons in his luggage, grenades. billy clubs, knives, a hatchet. perhaps more disturbing, agents also found body bags, duct tape, and handcuffs. he is now facing multiple charges and for now he is not cooperating with federal authorities. did the tsa stop him? like they stopped the, the woman that was terminally ill and searched and, exploded her --
her saline bag? >> iv bag. all that. hope so. that is beyond disturbing whatever the motivation may have been. let us be thankful that, perhaps some one up to no good, got busted >> they stopped him, yes. well, all about ohio in the presidential race. both candidates campaigned hard in the state yesterday. and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear this race has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united states. >> reporter: flying over his event this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our
enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of desperation. >> these are tough times. with real serious, use. so you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stand is not easy. a new poll from the pew research center taken after the debate, shows romney has pulled ahead among likely voters. the president's acknowledged he wasn't on his a game at the showdown. >> after the debate, i had folks come up, don't be so polite. don't be so nice. >> reporter: but his campaign insists his performance didn't change the fundamentals of the race. >> what was being presented wasn't leadership -- that's salesmanship. >> reporter: the narrowing polls are making some democrats nervous. so the pressure is on vice president biden in his debate tomorrow night against paul ryan. republicans say paul ryan will be ready for battle. rob, sunny, back to you.
>> karen, thanks a lot. tomorrow, the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face. our own martha raddatz will moderate. abc will carry it live. it all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow night. the federal government is suing wells fargo bank in new york for thousand of loan defaults spanning the last decade. the lawsuit claims wells fargo falsely certified that its loans met the requirements necessary for government insurance. the government is hoping to recover hundreds of millions. it says it had to pay out to cover loan defaults. well parts of lake michigan are looking a lot more like the high seas. take a look at the big waves churning out there. fueled yesterday by wind, topping 50 miles an hour. the walters were so rough, a car ferrying canceled service and gusting wind knocked out power to more than 1,000 folks. see, if paula was here, michigan native. she would have lots to say. from michigan. i'm from jersey. so i don't.
>> ha-ha. i'm from manhattan. >> exactly. here is a look at your wednesday weather -- rain from fargo to duluth. and marquette, michigan. snow showers to the north. cloudy with a few sprinkles new york to d.c. showers in new england. scattered thunderstorms around miami, west palm beach. showers along the california coast. mostly 70s in the rockies. just 40s from fargo to the twin cities. 80s around new orleans and miami. looking nice in new orleans. >> march, april, october, november, best weather months down there. 83 in october. i will take it. all the single lady can now get some extra help in figuring out whether their love interest is legit. the website hetexted lets users upload a screen shot of a lover's text. >> other visitors to the site can vote on what the text might really mean. they can also dispensary l disp relationship advice. >> in your single days did you
receive cryptic message, text, what is this dude trying to say? >> yes, yes. it usually means he is just not that into you. usually what it means. >> i mean, sometimes, i can't really talk right now. >> have you sent them? have you sent those? >> in my single days, you know. got to sharpen up the game. >> if a guy texts and says i am busy friday and saturday, i can meet you for lunch on tuesday. >> i am dating somebody else. you have been relegated to the week day. that's what that means. >> no need to use the website. >> play on, player. >> it can be tough, sorting through the information when to have a mammogram. in our "medical minute" we'll wrap up latest recommendations. >> later, some real-life sleeping beauties. why some women close their eyes, waiting for a kiss and hope to marry a prince. this is real life. don't go far. you are watching "world news now." ♪ by your side
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welcome back, everybody. as we have said here before, october is breast cancer awareness month. sunny, i notice you have on pink in honor of the month. i like that. >> i have it on i am supporting the cause. this is as good a time as any, to remind you, particularly women out there, about signs of the disease. we get those from abc's dr. timothy johnson. >> reporter: early detection is crucial in the fight against breast cancer. despite some controversy over the effectiveness of mammograms, the centers for disease conol and prevention says they are
among the best tests doctors have to catch early signs of breast cancer. the x-rays can some times detect a problem long before a woman notices a change in the look or feel of her breast. the cdc recommend women aged 50 and older get a mammogram every two years. those in their 40s, should consult with their doctor about when and how often they should be screened. most health insurance companies cover the cost of mammograms. they're available at hospitals, clinics, and even some doctors' offices. there are also programs that offer mammograms for free or at very low cost. breast cancer ranks as the fifth leading cause of death among women 40 and older. with early detection, health officials think many more women could have longer and healthier lives. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> good advice. thank you, dr. tim johnson. still ahead, either a fairy tale come to life or a real-life nightmare. >> why some women promise to
something special here on "world news now" -- this morning, it is rare we feature a report from kiev, the capital of ukraine. >> that's where a rather unique art event is taking place based on the fairy tale "sleeping beauty." abc went to check it out. >> reporter: once upon a time, in a land far, far away. there was a young woman who could only be awakened by a kiss from her one true love. ♪ although many men and some women tried to wake her, none proved to be her soul's match. ♪ if you are thinking "sleeping beauty," you are right.
but this isn't a movie it is an art exhibit in kiev ukraine. it is not just art. this young woman signed a legal contract agreeing to marry the person who opens her eyes. and the kissers, princes and frogs have agreed to do the same. instead of the evil queen and the three good fairies. >> no, it cannot be! >> reporter: the master mind of this sleeping beauty is this artist who set up two cameras to capture every moment. >> it becomes a sort of look fantasy area. >> reporter: we don't know where the story end and the real life begins. every day one of five beauties agrez to sleep in the museum. members of the public who pass a visual herpes test from the guard here can give it their best smooch. >> keep our voices down. so we don't wake up sleeping beauty. this is where it comes alive. >> who would want to be kissed
by complete strangers. meet 23-year-old olga who says she is in it for love. >> translator: i was sure for me with one kiss i could tell if it was my guy or not. she says. can you make a connection with some bodien one kiss? >> translator: your senses become heightened, olga says, i can feel when it is coming. >> it becomes intense, and certain eroticism involved. >> the exhibit attracts interesting characters and also people searching for true love. after nearly three weeks, only one of the five beauties opens her eyes. and when she does -- she sees a pair of lips belonging to another young woman named katia who seems just as shocked. two women can't legally marry in ukraine, but -- >> we'll be friend i think. >> reporter: maybe it is possible, maybe it is not that easy. maybe true love is real, and maybe, just man you can find it
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well, now it is time for "the mix." get this -- you know that poking feature, function on facebook. >> annoying i think. >> i think it is creepy. actually mit student have designed a wearable social media vest, yes and translates every virtual facebook like into a real hug. sort of like poking when you like somebody. >> look -- like a real vest people can wear. >> you are sitting there it hugs you. >> how lonely do you have to be, sitting in front of your computer on facebook waiting for a vest to inflate to hug you
based on somebody's electronic click. that is the saddest loan leapest little thing. >> so creepy, much creepier than the poke. the poke is creepy. that takes it to a creepy, just, it's -- >> what kind of dating life? >> mit students came up with that. >> brilliant but little lonely. something knew they're doing. the like button. i like this, i like that. now they're testing a want button on facebook. you want something, a different kind of product. home furnishing, piece of clothing something like that. going to partner with pottery barn, victoria's secret. >> will the people give the things to you. >> you click the want. it appears on your time line. people can see what you want and perhaps share the. >> like pottery barn is going to give it to you for free. >> may be a fee structure involved in all of this. it works out. you can build this portfolio on
face book, wish list of good that you want. of course all links become to advertising and all that. whatever. whatever. >> okay, if i am not getting it for free? >> what's the point? >> what's the point? >> face book has to make advertising money. >> i'm addicted to twitter. >> you and paula. >> not facebook. i love twitter. a study by researchers at chicago university's booth business school and they determined that the yearning to in the act through tweets and photos and comments was stronger than sex and cigarettes. >> what? >> yes. people will not give up their twitter for sex. >> people would rather tweet than do the deed. that's what you are telling me? >> yeah. >> some people. >> i'm not sure. >> if you had to pick one, sunny, hate to put you on the spot. the fact that you got to think about it. ooh. going to call your husband. i'm going to call your husband. that should be a quick answer. >> give up twitter?
>> really. come on, sunny. still thinking about it. ooh. i'm going to call mr. hostin. find out what is going on. we have some problems in westchester, okay. [ laughter ] homework done before ve my playing video games. i know my rights, and you can't tell me what to do. mom, dad, you have thirty seconds for a response. does every conversation with your teen turn into a debate? call the boys town national hotline at 800-448-3000, or visit parenting.org. trained counselors are on call 24-7 to help with parenting problems.
trip people up. a fascinating look behind the curtains. stay tuned for that. trouble on the set of a popular show. one of the contestants on "dancing with the stars" is dealing with more than drama. she is also dealing with some danger. behind the scenes on that show. we'll get to all that coming up in just a second. first, jerry sandusky's lawyers are now working on his appeal after the former penn state assistant coach was given a sentence meant to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. >> sandusky was given 30 to 60 years in prison for child sex abuse after he and some victims had their say in court. abc's jim avila reports from bellefonte, pennsylvania. >> reporter: this is what three months in the slammer can do to a man. jerry sandusky has lost weight. his skin turned gray. and his everyone's pal persona, shrunken inward, the arrogance gone. >> he did not have the annoying grin the a defeated man today.
>> reporter: that was before the judge lowered the boom. not a day less than 30 years, as many as 60. >> he will not get out until he is 97 or 98 years old. he is going to die in prison. >> reporter: his wife in dottie in court for support. sandusky complained about the verdicten a defiant trembling voice proclaimed innocence. quote, i feel a need to talk. i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. a more emotional echo of what we heard him say in a public statement released to the penn state radio station. >> they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. >> reporter: but in court, sandusky would not have the last word. three of his ten victims confronted him face to face. victim five, i am haunted by his naked body. victim six, kids you promised to help you victimized. and victim four, you were supposed to be a role model. instead you decided to attack us. their former mentor turned
tormentor, maintaining his own delusion, said the lead prosecutor that it was sandusky not the boys who were victimized. >> a masterpiece of denial, self-delusion, completely untethered from reality, and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: life in prison echoing in his ears, heading back to isolation at county jail, for another ten days. as state prison prepares for him. nothing special, no separate quarters even for famous pedophiles in pennsylvania. after 30 days of assessment he will be assigned to the general population in one of the state's 25 men's prisons where his attorney knows he well need protection. >> it only takes one, one person, who wants to make a name for himself to do something drastic. >> reporter: underneath his red jail house jumpsuit, jerry sandusky wore a bulletproof vest. once in fact he gets to the state prison he will be allowed to take with him, his wedding ring, a cheap watch, dentures and eyeglasses if he need them. yes he will be allowed to have a
television set. if he can afford the cable he will be able to watch penn state football games. but he will never again be allowed to visit children. >> oh, thank you, jim avila for the report. 25 prisons he could be sent to. they'll make the determination in the coming days. none of the prisons have special housing facilities for sex offenders you heard there. there is definitely a security risk. i don't think most people are sympathetic to that at all. and, he didn't show much remorse for the victims. >> no remorse whatsoever. i was so surprised at the sentence. his exposure was something like over 400 years. and remember the madoff case, the judge in federal court, gave madoff 150 years. it was the max that he could have gotten. and madoff stole money from people. jerry sandusky stole these -- the innocence. he stole their souls. and i, you know, i prosecuted child sex crimes. i know what it does to the
victims. they will never be the same. >> why do you think 60 instead of maximum 400? >> the judge basically said he didn't want to give this inflated, arbitrary number. he had reasoning for, for giving that sentence. but, i know that symbolism matters. send a message to the communities, victims, pedophiles out there. special low to those who look the other way, child sex abuse, this behavior, these crimes will not be tolerated. i think it was a missed opportunity by the judge. >> any hope on the appeal? >> no. >> just a formality, right. >> no, yeah. believe it. police in denver still have no suspects and no major lead five days after a 10-year-old girl vanished on her way to school. they released more photos and this home video, hoping to give the public a better look at jessica ridgeway. the 5th grader never made it to school last friday. her mother works the night shift. she said she was sleeping and
didn't get the voice mail from the school for eight hours. yesterday she made an emotional plea for her daughter's return. >> it is not ever, ever anything i want ever, any parent to go through. and i never would have thought that i would have had to. but we are a strong family, so i know we will get through this. >> jessica's father was also there saying they would never stop looking for her. meanwhile, the fbi is trying to determine whether jessica's disappearance is linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. this morning we are learning dramatic new details about last month's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine guns,
more tars, rocket propelled grenade. state department officials are backing away from early administration claims that anger over the anti-muslim video is what sparked the rampage. major reversal there. politics this morning, 27 days left until the big election in november. mitt romney joined on the campaign trail last night in ohio by new jersey governor chris christie. given the critical role that that state plays in this year's election, romney is devoting much energy there ahead of next tuesday's debate. meanwhile, president obama is back in the white house, after his campaign swing through the state. mr. obama appealed to young voters with a stop at ohio state. he told students there, quote, everything we are for in 2008 is on the line in 2012 and urged them to cast ballots early. big bird, sure you have heard by now, featured in one of the president's campaign spots. the ad mocks romney's pledge to
defund pbs if elected. told voters in ohio, the president should be focusing on serious matter rather than the big bird. sesame workshop which supports sesame street and other public broadcasting shows, demanded that obama's campaign remain the ad. the campaign says it is reviewing that. the first-ever retail workers strike against wal-mart spread to dozens of stores in at least 12 cities. the protesting workers want the right to unionize, complaining they're underpaid and lacking in basic benefits. many also say they are disrespected in the work place. >> i come back and they tell me, "your's fired." i said, "what for, i didn't do anything?" the store manager said "we no longer need you." when i came become to get my check "you are not fired. who t >> talk to us like we are nobody. >> striking workers are taking
their come plants to beentonville, arkansas for wal-mart's annual shareholders meeting. those involved in the walkout represent a small traction of the company's million-plus work force. in lighter news now, thrill seeker, felix baumgartner may try again tomorrow for the death-defying, 23-mile freefall. his attempt yesterday had to be postponed because of some high wind at the new mexico launch site. the balloon that carries baumgartner into the stratosphere is so delicate, it can only take flight if wind were 2 miles an hour or below. so, stay tuned. and in baseball's playoffs, the road to the world series, it was a night for staying alive. the as got off on the right foot. scoring a run in the first inning in their game against detroit. added another in the fif tth. home run in fact by smith, and that was enough. and the as stay alive with a 2-0 win. detroit lead the best-of-five series 2-1. in the national league's only game yesterday.
san francisco stayed alive against cincinnati. they won 2-1. the red lead the series, 2-1. and there are games in all four playoff series set for today. so if you are a baseball fan this is your favorite time of year. >> exactly. >> getting done to the nitty-gritty. >> right. this is my favorite time of year. >> really? >> the holidays. it is officially time to start getting ready for the holidays. simply because neiman marcus is out with its over-the-top christmas catalog. who doesn't love that? >> guessing you are a big neiman marcus fan. >> most expensive item, his/hers watches van cleef and arpels, trips to paris, they can be yours for over $1 million. >> oh, that cheap? for those on a budget like most of us can kid a special edition red mcclaren sports car all yours for $354,000. just a paltry sum there. i'll take the watch for
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i'm watching i'm watching american television ♪ ♪ i'm watching i'm watching i'm watching american television ♪ ♪ i'm watching >> finally this half-hour, bad news for drew lachey. >> lachey. >> neck >> nick and drew lachey. and helio castroneve. former contestants on "dancing with the stars." yes, former contestants. they were both booted off the show last night. >> not only did bristol palin
get low marks this week she also received a death threat. we get the disturbing details now from abc's nick watt. >> reporter: one of the most tear-filled blowups we have ever seen. bristol palin an emotional wreck in rehearsal. a sign of partner strain and something potentially more serious. >> what are you saying? >> you are not there. >> reporter: her mom sarah backstage before the show broke sinister news on facebook. i am sorry to say she is getting those annoying death threats and more mystery white powder sent to her while on dwts this all-star season. ♪ they had it coming >> reporter: a similar package sent last time she was on the show in 2010. this time bristol is defiant. >> we will be prosecuting you. we feel safe. >> who would threaten the daughter of mama grisly. >> some one man who does not have a lot going on in their life. so a show like "dancing with the
stars," unfortunately, is an ideal target for people who want to, to send threats. >> reporter: a man tried to break into the studio to meet gymnast shawn johnson on the show, with a gun, duct tape and love letters found in his car acording to police. security was tightened when erin andrews received e-mail threats. the producers released a statement saying they take the health and safety of all our competitors and employees very seriously. the lapd and fbi are on the trail of the mystery white powder which turned out not to be anthrax. >> you do a 360 around the package where it came from that can give you lead. >> reporter: bristol was doing her dance for survival. >> bristol get the aggression out it works! >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> a lot of twisted peoplen the word. wow. >> my goodness. don't vote for her. don't have to send her white powder. >> relax, everybody.
this morning on "world news now" -- unprecedented attack. state department officials reveal vivid new details of last month's deadly assault in libya. >> the information comes ahead of a key hearing today on capitol hill. it is wednesday, october 10th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> always good to have you back, sunshine. >> good to be here. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the dramatic revelations about the rampage in benghazi in a moment. also, jerry sandusky's day of reckoning. the prosecutor paints a picture of defiance and denial as
sandusky is sentenced to decades in prison, likely for the rest of his life. >> likely. >> absolutely. the small window. >> small window for him, only 30 years to 60 years. then a dying woman trying to enjoy the trip of a lifetime is man-handled by the tsa. how the agency is answering charges that this time it went way too far. rob, why am i not surprised at this story? >> we all know you are not a fan of flying or the tsa or the rule about no cell phones on the plane. this story makes you angry. >> it does. >> absolutely ridiculous. >> it does. >> see what the tsa -- how it is defending itself this time. later not one but two all-stars get the boot. we will have all the double elimination details from last night's "dancing with the stars." >> i actually watched it and i thought the wrong people got the boot. >> did you really? i am stunned you have an opinion on that. i didn't watch it last night.
so i got to rely on you in a few minutes. on to serious news. one month after the deadly attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, and three other americans, congress is set to open hearings into the assault today. >> we are now learning about how the streets of benghazi exploded into violence. tonight, the night ambassador chris stevens and others were killed. jonathan karl tells us what state department officials are revealing. >> reporter: ahead of a major congressional hearing into what happened on that attack on our consulate in libya. we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before, about what went, what went down. this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad. and became an attack. now we are told, there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire, gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on. and we are told they saw a large
number of armed men coming and approaching the compound. we are told it was a very complex attack. without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else. we were told, by this, this senior state department official. one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know how ambassador stevens got to the hospital. doctors at the hospital took the cell phone out of his -- out of his pants, his pocket and started calling it. that's how they found out he was there. they say they continue to investigate, but they have never given us anywhere near detailed timeline like this. believe me a big part of this is because you have a major congressional hearing they wanted to get this out now. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> wow. >> the details that we are hearing are just -- so incredible to me. this detail -- the area of the compound was the size of a football field with a 9-foot-high wall topped by 3 feet of barbed wire. in fact, the ambassador was in a safe haven room with other
agents. and they could see these armed men roaming through that house, trying to open grates looking for them. the amount of intelligence that these men had to have had to know where the ambassador was, how to get into the compound, that was so heavily guarded, and, targeting that safe haven room. that really is unprecedented. >> that's how, why you can see in the first couple days from linked to the anti-muslim film, to now saying -- this was a coordinated premeditated terrorist attack. no other conclusion to draw. once you hear the details. it sounds like such a well-fortified building. >> yes. >> and the all. intelligence they had, clearly this was something in the works. not coincidental, it occurred on 9/11. a date burned into our american psyche forever. but scary. you can imagine a lot of tough questions on capitol hill today. that's why foreign policy now becoming a hot issue in the presidential race because so many unanswered questions about the night in libya. >> the timing of the hearing is
curious at best. >> hot there on capitol hill. yep. well, now to "your voice, your vote." with 27 days until the election, president obama is back at the white house, after a campaign swing through ohio. the president urged students at ohio state to vote early. democratic advisers are playing down a recent surge in the polls by mitt romney saying they always expected the race to be close. romney was also campaigning in ohio getting support from new jersey governor chris christie. voters in the buckeye state will see a lot of romney over the next few days. the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $141 million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto
lazcano. in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> a wild story. >> fascinating. nickname says it all, "the executioner." they actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured, when mexican president calderon took office in 2006. they got one of the big fish here for sure. the drug war in mexico is frightening, violent. doesn't begin to scratch the surface there. >> unbelievable. apparently he was also one of mexico's most wanted men. and this isn't the first time a body has disappeared. the cartels are sort of known for doing that thing. >> it is. scary. speaking of body -- one was pulled out of the charles river in boston. identified as that of jonathan daly architecture graduate student who has been missing since last tuesday. daly's roommate said they spent the evening at home watching tv
and went to bed. those who knew him best said daly never would have taken off without telling someone. >> he had just the clothes on his back. he didn't have id with him. we think he might have had $100. but it was like he was casually going out, 8:30 in the evening to go get some coffee. >> investigators have released few details about how daly might have died. unidentified sources say his body was weighed down by a cinder block. lawyers for jerry sandusky are expected to put the wheels in motion for an appeal after jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys. sandusky gave a rambling statement, maintaining his innocence, while his victims painted the former penn state assistant coach as a monster. lead prosecutor joe mcgettigan says sandusky deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his life. >> he displayed deviance, narcissism, lack of feeling for the pain he caused others and to
the end, unwillingness to accept responsibility, in fact, his statement today was a masterpiece of banal, self-delusion. completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance or responsibility. >> after sandusky's sentencing, the penn state president put out a statement saying "while the sentence cannot erase what happened, hopefully it will provide come frt to those affected by these horrible events." the deadly meningitis outbreak is getting worse by the day with florida now reporting its first death late last night. that brings total death toll now to 12. at least 119 people in ten states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare cases of guchlt the rare cases of fungal meningitis tied to steroid shots made by a pharmacy in the state of massachusetts. nasa scientists say they may have solved a martian mystery. it is most likely a piece of
plastic that fell from "curiosity" rover. the spacecraft, it captured an image of the object after scooping up martian sand and dust over the weekend. space jumper felix baumgartner is confined to earth this morning after the balloon that carries the daredevil into the stratosphere is so delicate. it can only launch if wind are 2 miles an hour or below. they may try again tomorrow morning depending on the weather. >> the world is fascinated to see if the guy survives this or not from 23 miles up. i can't wait. >> is this really a good idea? i just -- >> better him than us. right? >> yes. here is a look at your wednesday weather. another drizzly day from new york to d.c. showers in new england. shot of cold air in the plains and midwest. rain or snowshowers from fargo to the northern great lakes. showers from san francisco to san diego.
70s in sacramento and much of the rockies. 60s in the pacific northwest. mostly 50s in the midwest. some new insight this morning into the mystery of stonehenge. art work in the ancient landmark that we have never seen before. >> researchers scanning the stone circle with 3-d lasers found layers of faded art, dozens of prehistoric carvings embedded so deep it can't be seen with the naked eye. the discovery suggests more effort was put into creating this side of stonehenge, possibly because most ancient people would have approached from that direction. huh, who knew? >> interesting. well, coming up -- a big night last night on "dancing with the stars," the dreaded double elimination. we'll tell you who is out ahead in "the skinny." >> first, if this doesn't get your blood boiling. airport outrage. a dying woman experience is a humiliating pat down at the hand of tsa agents. what they did to her and how the agency is now responding.
sunny, i know your feelings about airlines and the tsa. this story you are not going to like at all. an understatement. it all took place at the airport in seattle. >> yes, a woman who is terminally ill says screeners embarrassed her in front of other passengers. as joel moreno of our seattle station reports she was also
refused privacy which she had asked for. >> reporter: as airport screening measures evolve, travelers must constantly adjust to new requirements. michelle denay tried to do everything right for one of the last trips of her life but says tsa humiliated her. >> i had five bags of these. >> reporter: denay is dying of leukemia and carried a large amount of prescription drugs through sea-tac last week for a trip to hawaii. she called alaska airlines ahead of time for a wheelchair and asked how her medicine should be separate ford security line. >> i did everything they asked me to do, so i didn't thin tick tick -- think it would be anner to. >> reporter: during the screening she says nothing went right. a machine couldn't get a reading on her saline bag, so a tsa agent forced one open contaminating the fluid she need to survive. because of organ failure, denay has feeding tubes into her stomach. she says agents made her lift her shirt to pull back the bandages with passengers staring she asked for privacy and says
she was told no. >> they just said it was fine. the location we were at was fine. tsa says "officers are trained to perform pat downs in a dignified manner and at any point, passengers can request a private screening with a witness present." clearly denay's request wasn't honored. tsa website has information people traveling with wheelchairs or medicines and asem directly. denay says she doesn't want other people with special needs to have the same bad experience. her final days are too precious to spend a single moment being mistreated. >> when somebody wants to take a trip, especially what i call an end-of-life trip, because you want to see your family and friends, then it becomes, it's even more important than just taking a trip. >> that's -- >> where is the humanity? >> where is the humanity? >> that is outrageous. outrageous. if she called ahead and specifically said this is my situation, and still they
weren't ready for her, knowing what her life situation is right now. that's appalling. >> she's got medication, feeding tubes and tubes. it's obvious this is a sick woman. >> not a terrorist or threat to the airline. >> yeah, yeah. >> oh, man. tsa. >> nice job. nice job, tsa, nice job. >> lighten the mood shall we. we'll come back with "the skinny" this morning. >> you're watching "world news now." >> huh. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc
♪ skinny so skinny >> well, now it is time for "the skinny." i actually watched the "dancing with the stars" double elimination last night. because i just like the double elimination thing. the stakes are so high. >> stakes are high. >> -- so high. i have got to tell you, i was surprised by who got eliminated because, the folks that got eliminated were -- if i remember, two stars go home, helio castroneves and drew lachey. i thought drew lachey did a good job, there he goes, moving his bum-bum, did a good job. he looked good. and helio looked good. who didn't look so good, kirstie alley. her dance partner had a weirdo wig on. dancing to "moves like jagger," wasn't moving very well. got to tell you, bristol palin.
>> she got the lowest scores of the night -- lowest scores of the week. didn't get the boot. >> she was not good. she looked really pretty. she looked good. but, dancing competition. not a looks competition. >> you know what, everything in this country turns into, you know, a popularity contest. you know that. >> it shouldn't. >> many of us never left high school. >> you know who was good, emit smith. did this torpedo dive in between like a torpedo dive in between his partner's legs. from a distance. like ran. >> an athlete. star running back. >> it was hot. it was smoking hot. >> you are into it. i like it you are into this. >> into it. >> season 86. i like it. >> it was good. double elimination. >> maybe not so good here, the feud between anderson cooper and star jones. this thing goes back a couple weeks. star on the "today show", accused anderson of coming out as gay because of a ratings ploy, what she is telling the today show.
he got on his talk show, fired back, don't get me in a war with star jones, said my piece on star jones. don't want to have a feud. in all of this. he said, i didn't know she was still on tv. i didn't come out because i wanted to get ratings out, i came out because i wanted to at the prompting of a friend. anyway, then he apparently came out later and said "the today show" wanted him to come on with star and duke it out. he said, tried to book me. blah, blah, blah. i was like -- i have nothing more to say nor do i want to be in a room with her. i am done. she said something. he fired back. she tweeted something back. he said something back. just -- it just got -- just got messy. >> he wins. think he wins. got to tell you. i think he wins. >> if there is a winner, gauge career longevity. how about that? >> janet jackson, janet jackson. there is this story -- a story in "vanity fair" very, very juicy all about the jackson family, michael jackson's burial. apparently, they said in the story that janet jackson paid $40,000 for a burial plot deposit she gave to the cemetery. before she allowed the funeral
introducing zzzquil, the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil. ♪ ♪ >> oh, sorry. love country. >> finally this half-hour, it's called music city. but for our purposes we'll simply call "nashville," the new drama that premiers tonight here on abc. >> that's 10:00 p.m./9:00 central here on abc. our los angeles station's reporter of kabc talked to the stars of the show. >> i know you. you are burning up out there, girl. >> oh, thank you. my mama was one of your biggest fans. >> reporter: the new drama series "nashville" takes us insid competitive world of the country
music business. connie britain plays a veteran artist no longer a fixture at the top of the charts. and hayden panettiere, the brash young, up and comer who will do what it takes to succeed. connie, should we be thinking of people in the country music world who exist now, when we watch the show, reba, miranda lambert or taylor swift? >> i don't think anyone on the show has based the character on some real country performer. i think it would be limiting to us if we were trying to play somebody who is out there in the world. i think we have much more freedom to create these characters that feel true to our story. ♪ >> reporter: the show is a dream come true for hayden who gets to mix her two passions -- music and acting. >> i love being able to do it. it is definitely getting to a level that i have not experienced before. i have tried my hand in it. but the whole stage presence of it, and, and, audience aspect of it. it is different. it is new.
>> reporter: it is exactly the opposite for connie. she is a newcomer to the recording world. ♪ i'm already gone >> i think i wanted to do something where i felt really challenged and something that felt different from what i have been doing before. and just was a great opportunity to stretch some different muscles. so, that's what i have been doing. >> i think that is going to be a hit. >> you are calling it? calling it already? >> it is going to be big. country music is huge. >> it's going to be good. oh, see! >> oh, see. i guess you think it is going to be a hit too. >> that's how she got the show. you know -- >> she knew somebody here internally. >> gets you places. it gets you places. >> it helps. >> the vending machine. the parking lot. i am a mover and a shaker here at the network. no doubt! be home, soon, hayden, baby. more from abc next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.